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Will of John Follett
In re John Follett deceased.
This is the last will of me John Follett of Western Bay in
the Electoral District of Bay de Verde in the Colony of Newfoundland
I give to my son Frederick a piece of land measuring forty-five
feet (?5) along what is known as the main
line & extending back to the patch of potato ground but not to
include said patch. I give to my son Silas that piece of land
on which his house now stands bounded as follows East by main line.
Est by J. W. Crummeys land north by Joseph Crummey's land & southward
to fence now parting the two pieces. My bed & bedding I give
to my grandson Lemuel My furniture I bequeath to Alonzo my
son. My dwelling house together with all out houses & the land
on which they stand & surrounding them together with land known
as follows Point Meadow Garden by church. Marsh Meadow & any
other land not herein specified belonging to me. I give to my son Alonzo & my
grandson Lemuel to be divided equally among them. I give to
my son Alonzo & my grandson Lemuel the horse & the
two sheep. All the rest of my property I leave to my son Alonzo,
and appoint him sole executor of this my will.
Certified Correct -.
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills.
They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written
by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor
presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list
the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book
in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing
most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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